A California man accused of killing his wife’s much younger boyfriend in August 2014 pled guilty to the murder charges, The Modesto Bee reported.
Russell Kee, 47, pleaded guilty on Dec. 22 to the second-degree murder of Kyle Hoffman, 24, and was sentenced to 18 years to life in state prison.
“This case is a tragedy for everyone involved,” says Kee’s attorney, Douglas Maner, to People magazine. “Russell is looking forward to moving on with his life and do the best he can and get paroled at the earliest possible opportunity. He will be eligible for parole in 15 years.”
Kee reportedly killed Hoffman while he was waiting in a car outside Kee’s apartment complex on Aug. 10, 2014. At the time Hoffman dated Kee’s wife, Brandye, and lived with Brandye in 2012.
After shooting Hoffman, Kee got into the car and drove away with the body, an eyewitness reportedly told investigators.